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Time near for 1884 Trade dollar to shine

A little mystery tends to help a great rarity. So far, that has not really been the case for the 1884 Trade dollar. It has usually been in the shadow, and about half the price, of the even rarer 1885 … Continue reading

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Cents look like copper coating is missing

Last week while searching through penny rolls, I found six pennies that have a pure zinc look to them. No copper coating at all. I have found very little information on this. One page said they might have slipped through … Continue reading

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Viewpoint: Many friends remember Colin Bruce

By Richard Lobel Today I heard of the death of one of the true giants of numismatics, Colin R. Bruce II. I knew him for at least 55 years, the exact date I cannot remember, as we were both drinking … Continue reading

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Burdette seeks Inco test pieces

Numismatic research historian Roger W. Burdette is currently examining the private pattern coins and related pieces made by International Nickel Company (Inco) in 1964-1965. As part of this research, he requests the assistance of any collectors who might own or … Continue reading

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Will proof silver Eagle tempt buyers?

When the 2017 Limited Edition Silver Proof Set goes on sale Oct. 5, it will be priced at $139.95. Featured in the eight-coin set is a 2017-S silver American Eagle, the same coin that was included in the Congratulations Set … Continue reading

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Community Voice Responses (Oct. 3, 2017)

From the Sept. 8 Numismatic News E-Newsletter: Should Treasury Secretary Mnuchin keep Andrew Jackson on the $20? Here are some answers sent from our e-newsletter readers to Editor Dave Harper.   Most definitely yes! Regardless of any individual’s contribution to … Continue reading

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Letters to the Editor (Oct. 3, 2017)

Good palladium buying opportunities hard to find When the U.S. starts minting its palladium Eagle, it will be in good company with the Canadian Maple Leaf, Chinese Panda, Russian Ballerina, Bermudian Sea Venture, Cook Island (New Zealand) Meteorite, et al. … Continue reading

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Horn measures wear on Buffalo

How do I tell whether my Buffalo nickel is a “full” or “quarter” horn? Is this some kind of grade like “full steps?” It is not a grade but a visual check of the condition of the coin, or a … Continue reading

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Exhibitors win awards at ANA show

The American Numismatic Association presented 49 competitive exhibit awards at the 2017 World’s Fair of Money in Denver, Colo., an ANA press release has announced. Winners were recognized at the exhibit awards presentation and reception on Aug. 4, and at … Continue reading

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Quarter arrives officially on Ellis Island

A ceremony marking the introduction of the Ellis Island quarter was held Aug. 30. The event was attended by 350 persons, including 30 children, who took the ferry to what was once the island gateway for immigrants to America. The … Continue reading

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